Being at Kolour in the Park this past weekend (March 12-13, 2016) was an absolute dream. Located about an hour outside of Bangkok at Thai Wake Park amidst open air rice fields, the event was a two day festival of electronic music, gourmet food, art, and of course, people watching. By Beini Shi, Photos Bombay Chakrist Juejoy
The event exuded an aura of excellence right from the start: from the bathrooms, the amount of space available, to the helpful staff. It never got claustrophobically crowded like at so many other events, not even in the food/drink section where it’s usually chaos. There was always some room to stand and enjoy chatting, eating or sipping on a drink. The staff seemed relaxed and even helpful, another differentiating factor from other events.
A heavily international event, there were a wide variety of languages to be heard from fellow partygoers. English, Thai, French, German, even some Chinese permeated our ears as we navigated ourselves around the 3 different music venues. The music was international as well, with artists such as Oliver Koletzki, Andreas Henneberg, Domenic D’Agnelli, Booka Shade, ATMA, and Boris Rubin dropping beats until the late hours of the night.
Food and beverage were on point: drink specials such as 4 beers for 450 THB, cocktails at 200THB and 2 waters for 50THB, it never felt like the festival was trying to take advantage of us. We had some burgers from 25 Degrees, as well as kimchi nachos to snack on.
Overall, Kolour in the Park was a fantastic way to spend the weekend. Fresh non-Bangkok air, dreamy scenery, wakeboarders to gaze at, thumping music, delicious food, and awesome people. Can’t wait for the next event!